Two links that elaborate on points Mari and I made in our column.
First, Josh Foust has a piece in the Columbia Journalism Review that takes the American commentariat to task for its failings on Afghanistan. In particular, he examines the “bribe the tribes” idea that circulated a couple weeks ago and finds it historically ignorant and logically inconsistent.
Second, I see that the Cato Institute has an Afghanistan discussion on YouTube titled…”Eight Years in Afghanistan, the ‘Graveyard of Empires'”. Hrm.